February 2019 Newsletter
Support HFHC and learn more about what we do at these upcoming events!

Monday, January 21st
Miles of Smiles Dental Day

Thursday, February 7th
Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, February 12th
Chiropractic Care Clinic

Thursday, February 21st 
Pamper & Prayer Foot Clinic

Thursday, March 7th
Diabetic Support Group

Thursday, March 21st
Pamper & Prayer Foot Clinic

Our Wishlist 
Help those we serve by donating supplies! HFHC appreciates various donations that help us meet the needs of our clients. Our most-needed items are:
New bottles of eye drops (natural tears, lubricating drops/gel )

Diabetic cookbook
Croc-type shoes
Gently used/new support shoes

Denture friendly toothbrush

Denture case

Denture cleaning tabs

and more!
Visit our Wish List for additional items we're wishing for and instructions for sending your donation in.
Interested in Volunteering?
We have an immediate need for volunteers in the following programs:

Dental:  Volunteer dental providers, assistants, hygienists, and dentists (restorative and prosthodontics).  HFHC is a CE sponsor and can offer credits to individuals who volunteer.
Pamper & Prayer:  Nurses and CNA's needed to assist at monthly foot care clinics. Typically held the 3rd  Thursday evening of each month.  Must be comfortable interacting with patients in a spiritual setting.
Mental Health:  Licensed therapists to provide short term client counseling. Particular need for male counselors to provide care and comfort for our male clientele
Fill out our  Volunteer Survey today to get involved in one of the many unique roles available. Spanish speaking volunteers are always needed.

Mental Health Program Update

HFHC is partnering with Bethany Christian Services to host a Mental Health Support Group this March, 2019. The group will last 5 weeks and take place at HFHC. Email cswieringa@hfhclinic.org for information or to secure your spot. 

Additionally, Bethany Christian Services has several Spanish-Speaking Counselors available. If interested, call 616-396-0623 and ask for Mallory.
Patterson Foundation Grant: Received

We are pleased to announce we were one of nine nonprofits nationwide to be awarded a grant from the Patterson Foundation. The clinic was awarded $10,000 in support of the dental program. We  will use the funds to support our dental program for the underserved in the Holland community. This includes supporting and enhancing chair-side work by dental assistants and hygienists and administering proper care for a variety of patients. We are excited to use this gift to enhance our dental care and gracious for the opportunity to work alongside the Patterson Foundation.
Chiropractic Care Clinic

The clinic is excited to host a new monthly Chiropractic Care Clinic sponsored by Parkhurst Chiropractic on select Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. We are excited to work with Parkhurst as they offer our patients specialty chiropractic care. 

The Parkhurst staff will work on acute and chronic back conditions such as neck pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, whiplash and much more. Parkhurst is known for providing upstanding, life-changing care through navigating treatment options. This clinic will be an opportunity to continue our mission to cater to those in need of valuable medical care. 

Please call 616-392-3610 if you wish to schedule an appointment for the clinic. Appointments are limited.

Donate a Smile
Our 2019 Donate a Smile Campaign is set to begin with our Kickoff Event on April 11th! This year the event will be held at Baker Lofts. 

The clinic looks forward to this event and values its importance in sustaining our mission. Your participation and donations make sure we can continue to provide and offer beneficial care for the underserved in the Holland community. 
For more information about the Donate a Smile Campaign please visit:  Donate a Smile

Diabetic Support Group

Join us for our next session on Thursday, March 7th as we continue to discuss ways to cope with the adverse affects of diabetes and dental care.

Upcoming dates include:  April 4, 2019 and May 2nd
If you are interested in participating, or know someone that would benefit from this group, please contact Val Petre at (616)-392-3610 ext. 204. 
Optometrist/ Ophthalmologist  Needed

We are seeking a optometrist or ophthalmologist to volunteer at HFHC! This position requires 4 hours/month or every other month. Duties include providing eye health and vision/refraction exams to those in need. Contact Val Petre at vpetre@hfhclinic.org for more information or interest. 
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